Junzo Nojima and Stamford's Cherry Trees: A Kamishibai Presentation
Junzo thinking of cherry trees
In 1957, when Junzo was 51 years old, as a sign of his gratitude to the community that had shown him such affection and support, he thought that he would plant cherry trees on both banks of the Mill River close to his home. It would become a place of recreation and relaxation for the citizens. Now, both sides of the river are covered with concrete, the stream is dammed at the lower reaches, and a lawn is planted on the bank, but when Junzo first settled here, it was a wasteland with a lot of gravel.
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